Released in the UK November 2019
Released in the US November 2019
Large trade hardback | 624 Pages
9781527103634 • £29.99 $39.99
BISAC – REL006720
These sermons on Hebrews 11 show a truly remarkable example of post–reformation preaching, heard in the Great Kirk of St Giles, in the heart of Scotland’s capital. David Searle has undertaken the huge task of putting these sermons into the English alphabet, translating them from the Braid Scots, so they can edify the church today.
Robert Bruce was born into a noble Scottish family in the 16th century. Turning his back on worldly wealth, he entered the ministry. He preached to many, including the King.
David Searle was a former Director of Rutherford House, a theological research and study centre in Edinburgh. Prior to that he pastored two Churches of Scotland before moving to Bangor, County Down in Northern Ireland where he pastored Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church for eight years from 1985.
What kind of preaching is needed in the churches? Today, as at all times, it is surely preaching which is direct, clear, truthful and appropriately simple. All these qualities are present in the preaching of Robert Bruce whose sincerity and passion break down the walls of the centuries separating our day from his, impressing on us both the nature and glory of faith.
Professor of Systematic Theology, Union Theological College, Belfast, Northern Ireland
David Searle has done us a great service: making available a rich Biblical resource of potent evangelical conviction and powerful pastoral instruction which otherwise would have remained for ever illusive and inaccessible to the ordinary person.
Former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
David Searle has performed a most valuable service in both transcribing and translating these materials, thus making them accessible to a contemporary audience. The publication of this work will do much to enhance our appreciation of Bruce as a distinguished preacher, scholar and spiritual leader of his time.
Professor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
… allows the force of Bruce’s theology, whose training in rhetoric and scholastic organisation of material allows for a prose that is compelling as it is nourishing, to come right through. … a detailed Reformed treatment of a seminal biblical text brought to light.
Professor of Historical and Biblical Theology, University of St Andrews, Scotland